Do you love to read? Or perhaps you wish that you loved to read. Whether you love it or hate it, reading is valuable. Reading teaches us new information. In our youth, we are constantly learning new things. As we enter adulthood, we’re putting learning into practice, pruning our areas of knowledge and expertise. In … Continue reading The Value of Reading Throughout the Lifespan
We all want good things in life. We want happiness, we want a steady job, we want deep friendships, we want healthy kids, we want good things. But is the old cliché true that you can have too much of a good thing? Defining "A Good Thing" We can't answer the question without more fully … Continue reading Is There Really Such Thing as “Too Much of a Good Thing”?
We’ve all heard that before, right? Over the past couple of years, the focus on self-care has increased in that more people are aware of it, and yet, we see so many cases of people that are stretched too thin, overcommitting and trying to fit just one more task into the daily schedule. Our society … Continue reading Self Care isn’t Selfish
Family life can be joyful, fun, and meaningful – and it can also be hard. Sometimes our family members frustrate us like no one else could. Every relationship has its ups and downs! But what can you do when your family is struggling with a long season of “down” and needs support? One helpful option … Continue reading The power of family counseling
God is relational. The Trinity is an incredibly unique, mysterious truth of who God is. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one eternal God, in perfect relationship all the time. And God has created us to be relational as well. It is not good for man to be alone (Genesis 2:18). This truth extends beyond … Continue reading Investing in Friendships
We know that the Ten Commandments in the Bible tell us not to covet, which means to be jealous and want what other people have. But it’s a safe guess that at some point in life, you have experienced the feeling of jealousy. It’s one of the most universal feelings we have. So how do … Continue reading Handling the green monster of jealousy
Looking around us, it seems like everyone has a smartphone. You probably have one yourself; 77% of people do! Smartphones are not inherently good or bad, but the way that we use them has a large influence on our daily life. How comfortable do you feel with how you’re using your smartphone? Do you want … Continue reading How do you use your smartphone?
In life, we will encounter problems. Your income, relationships, lifestyle, faith life, job, education, and church can’t stop the inevitable reality that in a world broken by the Fall (Genesis 3), we will each encounter problems. Fortunately, there are skills and strategies we can strengthen in our lives that will help us to solve those … Continue reading Life Skills to Solve Any Problem
A few days ago, we posted about the value in taking care of yourself in the middle of life’s busyness, by investing in intentional activities or strategies that we called “self-care.” This is part 2, where we’ll provide some specific ideas on activities that might work for you. First, take a look back at the … Continue reading Finding a “self-care” strategy
It’s a buzz word in the mental health community, but it’s important for all of us. “Self-care” is an intentional activity or strategy done with the intention of taking care of yourself in the middle of difficult or stressful situations. Are you overwhelmed? Are you drained, tired, or worn out? We all feel like this … Continue reading The value of “self-care”